What Happens When You Quit Smoking

One of the many reasons why quitting smoking is so hard is because the benefits that we get from quitting smoking and the dangers that we face while continuing seem very far away. Here is a little timeline about some immediate effects of quitting smoking and how it is going to affect your body RIGHT NOW.
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1. In 20 Minutes Your blood pressure will come back to normal.

2. In 8 Hours Toxic gas’s level called carbon monoxide in your blood stream will be reduced by half of it and therefore oxygen level will come to normal point.

3. In 48 Hours All the nicotine from your body will be gone and your chance of getting a heart attack will be reduced. Also, your sense of taste and smell will return to normal level.

4. In 72 Hours In 72 hours your bronchial tubes will be relaxed and this will increase your energy level.

5. In 2 weeks With in 2 weeks of quitting smoking, your blood circulation in your body will improve and increase. This will continue to improve for the next 10 weeks.

6. In 3-9 Months In 3 to 9 months, since your lung functioning and its capacity will be improved by 10%, this will reduce your cough, wheezing and breathing problems.

7. In 1 Year The risk of going through heart attack will be dropped down by 50%.

8. In 5 Years Your risk of having a stroke will be equal to the risk level of stroke of that non smoker.

9. In 10 Years With in 10 years of quitting smoking, you will help yourself by reducing the risk level of lung cancer to that of a non smoker.

10. In 15 Years Your risk of having a heart attack will be equal to the risk level of heart attack of a non smoker.

[source: globalone.tv]